Group Director

World Vision, Chennai, India

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th August, 2019

Job Description

The Group Director - Operations is an integral member of the Leadership Team and is required to provide strategic leadership and direction to the Operations of WV India. This includes oversight of all donor-funded programmes & projects implemented by the organisation, humanitarian Emergency operations, programme & local advocacy efforts including long-term campaigns and microfinance operations. The position also requires active engagement with various support offices and the regional/ global field operations of World Vision International.


Demonstrate maturity in modelling Christian leadership :

  • Growing personal relationship with Christ and leadership grounded on Christian ethics with the sense of call to the corporate ministry.
  • Articulating and practising Biblical perspectives in WV India’s Operations ministry and in people and culture development.
  • Authentic in expressing his/her opinions; valuing other’s views and resolving issues for effectiveness of the ministry, balanced with organizational good and people sensitivity.
  • Envisage and operationalise future growth for all functions in Operations in line with the Organizational Strategy:
  • Provide Strategic direction to the ministries of Development, HEA Advocacy and Sponsorship to impact to scale with realization of the mission being critical.
  • Ensuring effective planning and execution of operational strategies through each line of Ministry.
  • Engage in the Strategic planning of IMPACT –microfinance.
  • New Product Development for expanding a significant growth portfolio in Special Projects.

Ensure results based, focused approach in high quality programmes /projects for scale:

  • Every line of ministry has a policy/guidelines and procedures for excellent design, execution and monitoring in place with end to end evidence based programme/projects.
  • High quality communications through Evidence based reports to Support offices and in Sponsorship Communications.
  • Maintain highest standards of sponsorship accountability in programmes/projects.
  • Enhance technical capacity of WV India in engagement with the partnership and external industry.
  • Integrated effective local level advocacy and campaigns in programmes / projects.

Positioning and relationship with SOs through programme quality servicing, for re-investment in WV India:

  • Growing confidence of the Support offices seeing WV India as a preferred country for investments with new models of ministry.
  • WV India servicing the Support Offices based on their needs and interests proactively in programme/projects/HEA and Sponsorship.
  • Explore new opportunities of growth with SOs.
  • Engage with key partners/network in the Indian NGO industry for the various functions of Operations.
  • Provide leadership for a high performing team culture in Operations and build on a talent pipeline for future growth in Operations:
  • Strategic workforce planning for Operations in place.
  • Strategic talent pipeline development for the emerging opportunities.
  • Christian value driven professional leadership group in Operations with high performing teams in the Operations Division.

Strategic advisor to the National Director, as part of the Leadership:

  • Proactively addressed emerging issues that affects the organization and provide advise to the National Director and Leadership team.
  • Engage in leadership team meetings with organizational good intent of advice/suggestion with people/field sensitivity.


  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of transformational and sustainable development of the partnership and industry.
  • Knowledge of key WV development sectoral and cross-cutting themes of the partnership and industry.
  • Knowledge of Design Monitoring and Evaluation standards of WV partnership.
  • Knowledge of HEA , Advocacy and Sponsorship Requirements of the Partnership and industry.
  • Knowledge of Christian principles demonstrated through a personal expression of Christian fait.h
  • Should have had at least 5 years of leadership experience in program and project management experience, including large grants.
  • Should have lead a team of senior leaders for at least a minimum period of 3 years.
  • Building successful collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Interpersonal skills to establish other’s needs, concerns, feelings, expectations and motivations.
  • Ensures that a Christian witness strategy permeates all that we do and ar.e
  • Respecting cross-cultural sensitivities.
  • Uses discernment in decision making.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Management skills.
  • Collaborative leadership skills.
  • Compelling communication skills.
  • Analysis & Problem Solving skills.
  • Coaching and Mentoring Skills.


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